McMahon, Borgnine, Dreyfuss and Cox Join Red
November 13, 2009
Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox are in negotiations to join the all-star cast of “Red,” Summit's adaptation of the Wildstorm/DC Comics miniseries being directed by Robert Schwentke.
“Red” tells the tale of a former black ops agent (Bruce Willis), now in retirement, who has to contend with younger, more high-tech assassins who show up to kill him.
McMahon would play a Vice President with a dark side who is at the center of a shadow conspiracy.
Borgnine will play the keeper of the CIA’s darkest records, while Dreyfuss will be a wealthy man who builds a fortune out of lucrative government contracts. Cox is a former Cold War spy and nemesis of Willis.
The actors join a cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary Louise Parker.
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing, while DC’s Gregory Noveck exec produces with Jake Myers. Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the script. The film is scheduled to begin shooting early next year.
McMahon is best known for starring in FX’s “Nip/Tuck.” The actor, repped by UTA and ROAR, also played Dr. Doom in Fox’s “Fantastic Four” movies.
“Red” marks the 92-year-old Borgnine’s first role in a major feature in quite some time; the Oscar winner and Bensky Entertainment-repped actor has been appearing in Hallmark movies such as “A Grandpa for Christmas” and making TV appearances for the past decade.
ICM-repped Dreyfuss next appears in “Piranha 3-D,” which is due to bow this spring, while Cox, repped by IFA Talent and Insight, can be heard in “Fantastic Mr. Fox.”
Friday, November 13, 2009
And The RED Stars Keep On Comin'...!
This is shaping up to be a really stunning cast. From HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: